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Conspiracy in Ayodhya

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Jacky Gets Saif’s Vote

What is this one hears about Saif Ali Khan recommending Jacqueline Fernandes to his producers? According to the industry grapevine, the newly remarried Nawab has told producers that he’s happy to…

Talaash

The sixth sense of many Indian scriptwriters is often employed not for an intuitive understanding of character or social conflict, but where and how to steal good ideas from. In Talaash, writers…

Every Breath You Take

What if using sustainable energy did not demand dependence on the sun, water or wind? What if you could charge your phone by the simple act of breathing? This might be closer to reality than you…

The Bombay Chronicler

Bombay has long been a muse to many artists and writers. Reams have been written about it, and innumerable photographs and paintings have celebrated the city’s quintessential ‘never-say-die’…

The Last of the Masters

For a weekday afternoon, an unusually large number of individuals have gathered outside one of Jehangir Art Gallery’s exhibition rooms. However, with a heavyset man not allowing anyone to enter…

We Are Blind to Beauty

It’s a glorious winter afternoon in Delhi and the birds could have been singing, if there had been birds above the busy Sunday traffic, and the brook could have been gurgling, if there had been…

Toxic Relationships

Last Saturday, I had a date with a very special person. She’s a girl who’s known me for longer than any other person who doesn’t share my last name. We’ve seen each other through jungle gym wars…

The Devil in the Roti

In 2007, Jia Singh cultivated a habit of reading food packets in Australia. Whether it was a bottle of salad dressing or wrapper of a nutrition bar, the 24-year-old undergraduate student would…

Slum Golf

When Suresh Ramesh Mehboobani strikes the ball, he looks every bit a golfer. Wearing a white golf cap, a striped polo shirt tucked neatly in, he maintains a measured distance from the ball. He…

Silly Points of Nuance

A piece of rusk in his right hand, a cup of coffee in the left, Navjot Singh Sidhu is in raptures. “Oye hoye hoye,” he says, biting into coffee-soaked rusk. “Interview ke pehle rusk ka maza lene…